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Mount Saint Mary's Offers 'Forgiveness and Mercy' Course

Mount Saint Mary’s Offers ‘Forgiveness and Mercy’ Course

Last spring at Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Md., Dr. Trudy Conway and CMN’s Education Coordinator, Vicki Schieber, once again led the course, “Forgiveness and Mercy” through the university’s Philosophy Department. This popular class offers students an opportunity to... MORE

'Where Justice and Mercy Meet' Wins Catholic Publishers Award

‘Where Justice and Mercy Meet’ Wins Catholic Publishers Award

The CMN-supported book Where Justice and Mercy Meet: Catholic Opposition to the Death Penalty, edited by our own Vicki Schieber, along with Trudy Conway and David Matzko McCarthy, was recently honored at the Association of Catholic Publishers 2014 Excellence in... MORE

Efforts to End the Death Penalty in Arizona

Efforts to End the Death Penalty in Arizona

By Dan Peitzmeyer, President, Death Penalty Alternatives for Arizona – June 15, 2014 – In 2012, Arizona executed six men, placing the state in a tie for second most executed individuals, behind Texas. Many in Arizona are seemingly unaware that... MORE

Join the CMN Rejuvenation Campaign

Join the CMN Rejuvenation Campaign

By Eddie Guers, CMN Program Assistant – May 16, 2014 – Students and teachers alike often view the summer months as a time of rejuvenation to regain energy in preparation for the challenges of the upcoming school year. At Catholic... MORE

CMN Urges Pharmacy Association to Ban Members From Participating in Executions

CMN Urges Pharmacy Association to Ban Members From Participating in Executions

- May 16, 2014 – CMN, along with more than two dozen other Catholic congregations and organizations, has sent a letter to the American Pharmacists Association requesting that the organization ban its members from participating in executions. In a letter... MORE

Response to Execution of Clayton Lockett on April 29, 2014

Response to Execution of Clayton Lockett on April 29, 2014

Catholic Mobilizing Network to End the Use of the Death Penalty – Response to Execution of Clayton Lockett on April 29, 2014 Last night, Oklahoma’s scheduled executions of two ended badly.  Clayton Lockett died a cruel and painful death, and... MORE

Be Like Saint Veronica - Your Small Gesture Makes a Big Difference

Be Like Saint Veronica – Your Small Gesture Makes a Big Difference

By Eddie Guers, Program Assistant – April 15, 2014 - Each year during Holy Week, I am reminded of a time when I was young and first starting to understand the Stations of the Cross and Jesus’ execution. I remember... MORE

Virginia Death Penalty Update

Virginia Death Penalty Update

By Virginia Podboy, Associate Director, Virginia Catholic Conference – April 15, 2015 – The Virginia Catholic Conference and fellow Virginia death penalty abolition groups were optimistic when the American Bar Association (ABA) released results from a two-year study on fairness... MORE

VADP Works to End Virginia's 'Disturbing Legacy'

VADP Works to End Virginia’s ‘Disturbing Legacy’

By Stephen Northup, Esq., Executive Director, Virginians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty – April 15, 2014 – Virginia has a long and dark history with the death penalty. The first execution in the New World took place in Virginia... MORE

Holy Week Resources

Holy Week Resources

By Catherine Jarboe, CMN Director for Catholic State Networks and Organizations – April 15, 2014 – At CMN our goal is education – and that is often best done by sharing great ideas. This Holy Week, we hope you gain... MORE